Terry Reedy and me propose to promote Cheryl Sabella as a core developer. To vote, please reply with “+1” or “-1” (it’s even better with a short message). I propose to open the vote for 1 week. If you prefer to wait longer, please explain why.
Cheryl made significant enhancements in IDLE. She mostly worked with Terry Reedy, I somehow mentored her (not really on technical stuff, more on the workflow). She proved her long term commitment (active for 1 year 1/2), good programming skills and the ability to discuss the find a proper solution.
Her first commit was at Aug 14, 2017. I counted that she got 81 commits merged into master between August 2017 and February 2019. Great job!
I gave her the bug triage permission in December 2017: Cheryl Sabella was promoted to get bug triage permission. Cheryl is very helpful on the bug tracker: she is able to properly understand issues and proposes a concrete action to move the issue forward. She told me that she likes to click on button to get a random issue until she finds an issue that she can help
I wanted to propose to promote her earlier (2 months ago), but I decided to wait until Python has a new governance and elects a new Steering Committee. Previously, it would put more pressure on the promotion vote, since the new governance gives more responsibilities to core developers: they are now more involved in the governance, like the vote to elect committee members.
When I first asked Cheryl if she would like to become a core dev, she said no. It is the first time in my experience with contributors that someone said no to me. IMHO it’s a great quality of Cheryl Obviously, she now accepted that I propose to promote her
The PEP 13 explains a little bit how and when a contributor becomes a core dev: https://www.python.org/dev/peps/pep-0013/#membership “It is granted by receiving at least two-thirds positive votes in a core team vote and no veto by the steering council.”
UPDATE: I fixed a typo.
UPDATE 2: Cheryl got 65+16 commits merged into master. I missed her first 16 commits made under a different Git author.